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Abused or neglected young people are vulnerable to the recruitment and control tactics of human traffickers.

Bipartisan House and Senate versions of the Strengthening the Child Welfare Response to Trafficking Act (H.R. 1732 and S.1823), would help improve state child welfare systems in order to better protect children.

H.R. 1732 and S.1823 use existing resources to better serve vulnerable youth. Passing this legislation would be an important step toward creating the safety net we need to end child trafficking in the United States.

Please urge your Members of Congress to cosponsor this legislation now!

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Dear [Decision Maker],

As your constituent, I am writing to urge you to cosponsor the relevant bipartisan version of the "Strengthening Child Welfare Response to Trafficking Act of 2013" (H.R. 1732 and S.1823). House and Senate versions of these bills were introduced by Representative Karen Bass (D-CA) and Representative Tom Marino (R-PA) and U.S. Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Kay Hagan (D-NC) respectively.

Recent reports have shown that the majority of identified child trafficking victims have had contact, often multiple times, with state child welfare systems. Clearly, many state and local agencies need to improve their ability to protect children from trafficking and exploitation. H.R. 1732 and S.1823 would require the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to develop and publish guidelines to assist child welfare agencies in serving survivors of trafficking, and youth at risk of becoming victims of human trafficking. It also helps improve data collection systems to better understand the scourge of human trafficking in our country.

H.R. 1732 and S.1823 are important steps to end child trafficking in the United States. I urge you to cosponsor this important legislation now.

Thank you for your consideration,

Petition Signatures


Apr 27, 2015 Dominique GUYOT
Apr 27, 2015 karine auvray
Apr 27, 2015 cauchois coralie
Apr 27, 2015 Rebecca Olsen
Apr 27, 2015 shannon webb
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Apr 27, 2015 sara mashoof
Apr 27, 2015 Gluchowski Clelia
Apr 27, 2015 m rivera
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Apr 26, 2015 Sandra Tetenburg
Apr 25, 2015 Jennifer Conway
Apr 25, 2015 Renee Cole
Apr 25, 2015 Russell Buckardt
Apr 25, 2015 Rebecca Pereira
Apr 25, 2015 Randy Barlow
Apr 25, 2015 Fiona Laveau
Apr 25, 2015 Marion Bost
Apr 25, 2015 susanne barry
Apr 25, 2015 Deanna Filippinetti
Apr 25, 2015 Berry Berkel
Apr 25, 2015 Agnese Laneve
Apr 24, 2015 Sofia Shakibi
Apr 24, 2015 Tim Stein
Apr 24, 2015 Minerva Mollica
Apr 24, 2015 Marcela Mendonça
Apr 24, 2015 Braxia Wardle THIS NEEDS TO BE STOPED IMMEDIATELY.
Apr 23, 2015 Vanessa Silva Cruz
Apr 23, 2015 Marcela Mendonça
Apr 23, 2015 Kelly Mccommon
Apr 23, 2015 Frances Troll This needs to be stopped NOW!
Apr 23, 2015 Kirsten Bindoff PLEASE STOP THIS NOW
Apr 23, 2015 Brit Bergum
Apr 23, 2015 Marc Conrad
Apr 23, 2015 Jason Daley
Apr 23, 2015 Larry Miller Is any explanation really required? This is a top priority affair. Help these people!
Apr 23, 2015 Sandra Maldonado
Apr 23, 2015 Nina Klee
Apr 23, 2015 vautrin noelle
Apr 23, 2015 Kim Walsh Please Take Action To End Child Trafficking: Strengthen The Child Welfare Response
Apr 23, 2015 antonio calbetó
Apr 23, 2015 Wendy Blake In the morally compromised words of NIKE but still energetic and in a completely other context JUST DO IT !
Apr 23, 2015 Perrine RENEVEY
Apr 23, 2015 Vanessa Seriacopi
Apr 23, 2015 Susan Bourillion
Apr 23, 2015 Shelly Hentzien
Apr 23, 2015 Anja Lehtiniemi
Apr 23, 2015 Terri Fleming
Apr 23, 2015 Geisha Garcia

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